'Hail Marys' aren't trivial
Sir - There is no doubt about the enormous demand among parents for non-religious school patronage.
The Department of Education's survey on school patronage in 2013 showed about one-quarter of parents would send their children to a non-religious school, with Educate Together being by far the preferred patron.
These figures suggest that 700 schools from the 2,800 schools currently under Catholic control could be filled by children whose parents want a non-religious education. Given these facts, people need to stop trivialising the demand for non-religious education